Scone coach Brett Cavanough is delighted with how steady stars It’s Me and Fender have labored within the lead as much as their assault on the $1.3 million Kosciuszko at Randwick.
It’s Me and Fender had been snapped up shortly by sweepstake winners final month and each horses have been given a freshen-up in preparation for the world’s richest race for country-trained horses.
Unbeaten mare It’s Me blasted into favouritism for Saturday’s race following a scintillating three-length win in a Tab Freeway at Randwick on September 19 when she ran a shade outdoors the 1000m observe document held by twin Everest winner Redzel.
“She has been working very well and we’re very pleased with every part main into Saturday’s race,” Cavanough mentioned.
“We hope to attract between (limitations) 4 and eight.”
It’s Me was the apparent choose for Kosciuszko sweepstake winner Bob Dailey, who owns a 5 per cent share within the thrilling daughter of 2013 Cox Plate winner Shamus Award.
She has been allotted 53kg for the characteristic and can be partnered by Jason Collett, who will even experience star South Australian sprinter Gytrash within the $15 million The Everest.
Excessive velocity four-year-old Fender has received 4 of his 5 runs to this point along with his solely defeat being a late-fading seventh within the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes the place he labored laborious to guide from the surface draw.
Fender is confirmed over the 1200m Randwick circuit having received a TAB Freeway in April.
“He’s been working properly too and I anticipate he’ll in all probability settle within the first 4,” Cavanough mentioned.
Fender was chosen by the Tremendous Six Syndicate sweepstake winners from the Centennial Lodge at Gulgong.
Native Graham Hillis mentioned the city had been buzzing since information acquired round they had been winners within the draw and some syndicate members even made a visit to Scone to see Fender undergo his paces in trackwork final Saturday.
“There are seventeen of us heading to Randwick on Saturday and we couldn’t be extra excited,” Hillis mentioned.
Fender is a $17 likelihood and can be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au